UB Hacking

Students gathered around laptop in the Student Union.

Front: visiting student Nick Sargente, Gradfly Software engineering Bojan Percevic, Nate Burgers (seated), GradFly CTO Joe Peacock, and UB student Joel Little; Back: Pat Jameson, Facebook software engineer Tom Occhino, and Nick DiRienzo at UB Hacking '14, April 5-6, 2014

UB Hacking Logo.

UB Hacking is the University at Buffalo's official student-run hackathon.  Students are invited to gather at our event to create cool and innovative projects within 24 hours and showcase their achievements.

Hackathons are in our DNA... Spending an overcaffeinated all-nighter with a team of friends developing a cool project is an essential part of the CSE experience.

Just bring your laptop (and other personal hygiene products) and we'll prepare the food and swag for a memorable weekend!

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A new annual tradition was born in 2012 when the UB ACM chapter inaugurated UB Hacking, "an event where small teams of programmers come together to design, develop, and demo a software project in a short amount of time," said inaugural 2012 UB Hacking Co-Organizer Nick Di Rienzo (CS BS '15). "UB Hacking is bringing together the coders of the University at Buffalo, no matter their major, for 26 hours of food, fun, coding, and prizes!"

The first UB Hacking was sponsored by Rackspace, Github, Synacor, Iron.io, Google, the UB Center for Computational Research (CCR), and UB CSE.

Faculty and Staff Advisors

  • Carl Alphonce

    Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor of Teaching

    Computer Science and Engineering

    343 Davis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-4739

    Email: alphonce@buffalo.edu

  • Donna Grant

    Research Administrator

    Computer Science and Engineering

    338O Davis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-4758

    Email: dmgrant3@buffalo.edu

  • Steve Ko

    Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor

    Computer Science and Engineering

    113F Davis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-4732

    Email: stevko@buffalo.edu

  • Christian Miller

    Director of Information Technology

    Computer Science and Engineering

    355 Davis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-4764

    Email: cwmiller@buffalo.edu